Saturday, June 01, 2002

Terry O'Gara: Select Discography

Here's a select list of clients I produced music, sound design and sonic branding projects for over the course of my career:


TV ADVERTISING ACCOUNTS: Acura, Advanced Micro, American Sensor, Anheuser Bush, Aqua Vie, Armani, Army, AT&T, Atlanta Gas & Light, Audi, Avon, Bahamas Board of Tourism, Bell South, Ben Gay, Block Buster, BCBS, BMW, Boston Market, Braun, Budweiser, Burger King, Cadillac, Campbell’s, Canon, Champs, Chase Bank, Cheerio’s, Citibank, Clairol, Coca-Cola, Converse, Coppertone, Corona, Deutsche Bank, Digital, Discover Card, Disney, Dockers, Easy Spirit, Energizer, Estee Lauder, Fidelity, Finesse, First National Bank, Foot Joy, Gatorade, Georgia Pacific, Gillette, Got Milk, Guess Jeans, Guinness, Helene Curtis, Hershey’s, Home Depot, Infiniti, John Deere, Juno, Kellogg’s, Kemper, Kmart, Lady Footlocker, Lean Cuisine, L’eggs, Levi’s, Lincoln, Lipton, M&M’s, MasterCard, McDonald’s, MCI, Mennen, Merrill Lynch, Mexico Board of Tourism, Michelob, Miller, Molson, NEC, Nikon, Nynex, Ocean Spray, Oppenheimer Funds, Oregon Dept. of Energy, Ortega, Pepsi, Phillips, Pinnacle, Poland Spring, RCA, Reebok, Rite Aid, Salon Selectives, Samuel Adams, Seabreeze, Seagate, Seiko, Showboat Casinos, Shredded Wheat, Snapple, Sony, Southwestern Bell, Sprint, Sprite, Starburst, STP, Stride Rite, SunTrust, Swiss Bank, Taco Bell, Tag Heur, Texaco, Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, Toy’s R Us, US West, Visa, Volkswagen, Volvo

RADIO ACCOUNTS: Afrin, Allied Signal, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Bell South, Budweiser Cadillac, Cellular One, Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, Gatorade, GTE, Levi’s, McDonald’s, Merck, Merrill Lynch, Mitsubishi, Molson, Nikkon, NYNEX, Oregon Department of Energy, Red Light, Shawmut, Southwestern Bell, Sprint, Sun Trust, Texaco, UPS

NETWORK PACKAGING/ID: ABC Television, Cable Vision, CBS News, Cinemax, CNBC, Comedy Central, DCTV, E! TV, ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox News, HBO, HBO Zone, MTV, NFL Properties, QVC, PBS, RCN, SCI FI Channel, Showtime, TeleTV, TBS, TNT, TNT ASIA, VH1, WNET, X-Files Promotions

MUSIC SUPERVISION: 1996 NBC Olympic Broadcast Music Production Library, VAM Ear Candy Library, Provided various and numerous music searches for leading multinational advertising agencies

FILM RELATED: Colombia Pictures Main Logo, Miramax ID

MOVIE TRAILERS: ‘Belle Du Jour’, ‘Dusk till Dawn’, ‘Four Rooms’, ‘Halloween’, ‘Horseman on the Roof’, ‘Last Action Hero’, ‘Line of Fire’, ‘Night Watch’, ‘The Prophecy’, ‘Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead’

FEATURES: "Jam"[Real Film Co.] & "Surprise"[N.Y Picture Company], “Josh W. Eats a Bug” (animation series) [Quiet Man], “Nick & Jane” [Shooting Gallery]

INTERACTIVE AUDIO: Sesame Street/Texaco Foundation “Sesame Street Music Zone”, AMEX Promotions, Noggin ‘Skengle’, ‘Parenting’ CD ROM, AT&T Long Distance Tone, TeleTV Set Top Box

ELECTRONIC GAMES: Shockwave’s ‘Loop’, Lego ‘Junk-Bot’, MSN Netwits, Phillips ‘Flintstone’s/ Jetson’s Time Warp’, Cartoon Network Online ‘Orbit Games’, NASDAQ Market Watch

DIGITAL/ENHANCED TV/SYNC-TO-BROADCAST: MTV ‘Web Riot’, TBS ‘Cyber Bond’, ‘The Weakest Link’ On-line, Game Show Network ‘Inquizition’ On-line, History Channel ‘History IQ’ On-Line

SPECIAL VENUES: NASDAQ Market Site/Times Square, Marvel Store/Universal Theme Park/LA, Epcot Center/Orlando, Kid’s Room @ Millennium Dome/London, RE Swiss Installation/Geneva

PRO BONO: Anti-Smoking, AIDS Awareness, ASPCA, Breast Cancer Awareness, Drug Free America, Education, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights & Literacy, March of Dimes, National Gallery, New York Landmarks Commission, Off The Street Club, Organ Donor, Points of Light

Terry O'Gara: Brand Sampler

This the big block of household brands I've produced music, sound design and sonic branding projects for over the course of my career:


Acura, Advanced Micro, Afrin, AIDS Awareness, Allied Signal, American Sensor, Anheuser Bush, Anti-Smoking PSA, Aqua Vie, Armani, AT&T, Atlanta Gas & Light, ASPCA, Audi, Avon, Bahamas Board of Tourism, Bell Atlantic, Bell South, Ben Gay, Block Buster, BCBS, BMW, Boston Market, Braun, Breast Cancer Awareness, Budweiser, Burger King, Cadillac, Campbell’s, Canon, Cellular One, Champs, Chase Bank, Cheerio’s, Citibank, Clairol, Coca-Cola, Converse, Coppertone, Corona, Deutsche Bank, Digital, Discover Card, Disney, Dockers, Easy Spirit, Education PSA, Energizer, Estee Lauder, Fidelity, Finesse, First National Bank, Foot Joy, Gatorade, Georgia Pacific, Gillette, Got Milk, GTE, Guess Jeans, Guinness, HBO Zone, Helene Curtis, Hershey’s, History Channel, Home Depot, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights & Literacy, Infiniti, John Deere, Juno, Kellogg’s, Kemper, Kmart, Lady Footlocker, Lean Cuisine, L’eggs, Lego, Levi’s, Lincoln, Lipton, M&M’s, March of Dimes PSA, MasterCard, McDonald’s, MCI, Mennen, Merck, Merrill Lynch, Mexico Board of Tourism, Michelob, Miller, Miramax, Mitsubishi, Molson, MTV, NASDAQ, National Gallery PSA, NBC, NEC, New York Landmarks Commission PSA, Nikon, Nynex, Ocean Spray, Oppenheimer Funds, Oregon Dept. of Energy, Organ Donor, Points of Light, Ortega, Patnership For A Drug Free America, Pepsi, Phillips, Pinnacle, Poland Spring, QVC, RCA, Red Light, Reebok, Rite Aid, Salon Selectives, Samuel Adams, Seabreeze, Seagate, Seiko, Sesame Workshop, Shawmut, Showboat Casinos, Shredded Wheat, Snapple, Sony, Southwestern Bell, Sprint, Sprite, Starburst, STP, Stride Rite, SunTrust, Swiss Bank, Taco Bell, Tag Heur, TBS, Texaco, Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, Toy’s R Us, The US Armed Forces, US West, Visa, Volkswagen, VH1, Volvo

–whew!

Waxing Nostalgic

If I recall correctly, after a year interning I began my professional career ten years ago today. My first job was making folder tabs for the production department. I had already been interning for the company for a year. They brought me on as a Production Assistant at 13K a year. That meant I worked 80 hour weeks and did everything from make dubs (cassettes, DATs, 1/4") to answering phones. I loved it.

In the last decade I have worked with hundreds of musicians and singers, and with a number of extremely talented composers and sound designers. I tried to keep a running list of the projects I worked on, but the first two or three years are basically lost to me –It's all just one big spot. By the time I gained some seniority I had my act together and started to keep closer tab on the many projects that I worked on by keeping a professional journal, something I recommend to just about everyone.

Still, over the years I was commissioned to produce what now seems like innumerable sessions. I'm sure I produced nearly every style of music known to man: Rock, Jazz, Techno –and every little sub genre or trend buried within. Even World Music, from all over the world: Bulgaria, Africa, India, France, Scotland, Mexico –you name it, and often using musicians indigenous to those countries.

I always liked giving a chart to a jazz trio or quartet and hearing what they could kick out.

I always loved a big orchestral session.

And how I loved Gospel sessions –Heaven on earth, burn it to a hard drive.

And I always loved every chance we had to mix it all up.

Friends, I hope we all have a chance to cross paths again when we can enjoy the playback of all those magical performances. I lived for those moments.